Benelli Dong e-scooter introduced in Indonesia. Good fit for Indian roads?
Benelli has introduced its battery-powered scooter - Dong in the Indonesian market. The scooter manages to stand out with its out-of-the-box design which is quite unique.
As the image (above) hints, the Dong e-scooter appears to be quite compact against the regular electric scooters present in the market. The interesting cylindrical shape of the under-seat body is what catches instant attention. There is also an LED taillight strip that's added to the lower side of the two-wheeler. Even though the overall body dimensions of the pint-sized two-wheeler are puny, the designers have managed to keep the floorboard long for added convenience. Also, the front curvy apron gels well with the overall shape of the scooter.
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In terms of technical specifications, the Benelli Dong packs a 1.56kWh lithium-ion battery that has been rated to deliver close to 60km of full charge range. The battery transfers charge to a 1.2kW motor which in return propels the scooter to a top speed of about 45kmph.
Needless to say, the Benelli Dong has been designed solely for city commutes and short-distance urban travellers.
On the features front, it gets full-LED lighting and a negative LCD dash. Moreover, there is also an artificial exhaust sound to keep the rider engaged.
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There is no word if Benelli is planning to introduce the same elsewhere apart from Indonesia which is a huge market for scooters and mopeds. For India, the company might bring something country-specific which may derive inspiration from this pint-sized two-wheeler.